2012 Training Presentations - San Antonio Texas


Friday, September 14, 2012

Time Topic Documents

7:30 - 8:00 Registration  
8:00 - 8:15

Introductory Remarks 
The Honorable Henry Bemporad,

U.S.Magistrate Judge, San Antonio

Marjorie Meyers, Federal Public Defender S.D.TX

8:15 - 8:45

Pretrial Release: Risk Assessment and Conditions

The Honorable Henry Bemporad,

U.S.Magistrate Judge, San Antonio

U.S. Pretrial Services Chief Charlie Mason

8:45 - 9:45

Recent Cases
Timothy W. Crooks,

Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender,

S.D.TX, Houston

9:45 - 10:30

Impeachment Cobbler

Francisco Morales, 

Assistant FPD,S.D.TX, Corpus Christi 

10:30 - 10:45 Break  
10:45 - 11:30

A Fourth Amendment Refresher
Philip Lynch,

Assistant FPD,W.D.TX, San Antonio

11:30 - 12:00

A Primer on Habeas Corpus
Cynthia Orr, Esq., San Antonio

12:00 - 1:15

Box Lunch 
Views from the Bench

Guest speaker:

The Honorable Edward C. Prado, 

United States Court of Appeals 

for the Fifth Circuit

1:15 - 1:45

Defending Drug Cases

Jose Gonzalez-Falla,

Assistant Federal Public Defender,

W.D.TX, Austin

1:45 - 2:15

Plea Bargaining: Ethical Obligations, Fast Track 

& Collateral Consequences

Michael Herman,

Trial Chief, S.D.TX, Houston 

2:15 - 3:00

Addressing Myths Regarding Child Sex Crimes
Melissa Hamilton, JD; PhD,

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law,

University of Houston Law Center

3:00-3:15 Break  

Sentencing Update
Marjorie Meyers,

Federal Public Defender, S.D.Tx

4:00 - 5:00

Creative Sentencing Solutions

Kyle Welch,

Sr. Litigation Counsel, S.D.TX, McAllen

Kurt G. May,

Asst. FPD, W.D.TX, San Antonio